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♪ >> carson: all right, welcome back to "last call," carson daly, hello, i'm at my favorite place. austin, texas. south by southwest week presented by sony's music unlimited service, and right now it is time for our first performance of the night. tonight, we turn you on to a band whose first album put them on the map. and whose second will establish them as one of the best indie pop acts around. they're a husband-wife duo from denver, colorado.
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they're here in austin to take our red7 stage by storm. i give you tennis! ♪ ♪ i prefer to think of him as a man of many means of powers extreme exposed to the extreme ♪ ♪ made you so determined in the never changes mind the only possible excuse for a pretended to be blind ♪ ♪ petition for the life or not on my banner censor show no, oh whoa oh oh oh ♪ ♪ petition for the life or not on my banner censor show no, oh whoa oh oh oh ♪
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♪ ♪ i can't know the riot is motives are mysterious his anger extreme exposed to the extreme ♪ ♪ i see your hidden past memories that don't go back and not to remember why i'm supposed to lack ♪ ♪ petition for the life or not on my banner censor show no, oh whoa oh oh oh ♪ ♪ petition for the life or not on my banner censor show no, oh whoa oh oh oh ♪ ♪
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♪ those who've never had you keep coming back take, take, take away till the very last ♪ ♪ those who've never had you keep coming back take, take, take away till the very last ♪ ♪ petition for the life or not on my banner censor show no, oh whoa oh oh oh ♪ ♪ petition for the life or not on my banner censor show no, oh whoa oh oh oh ♪ ♪ petition for the life or not on my banner censor show no, oh whoa oh oh oh ♪ ♪ petition for the life or not on my banner censor show no, oh whoa oh oh oh ♪ ♪
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>> thank you! [ cheers and applause ] >> carson: that was tennis. aren't they awesome? the new record is called "young and old." it's out now. still to come, gary clark jr. is in our spotlight and kendrick lamar is behind the mic. more "last call," from south by southwest next. ♪ >> carson: hey, if you're a music fan you owe it to yourself to check out sony's music unlimited service. it's the ultimate music jukebox where you can choose any album or song from a catalog of millions. or simply sit back and enjoy the music unlimited service's endless channels, including the "last call south by southwest channel." for more info, and a 30-day free trial check out munlimited.com.
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♪ >> carson: and welcome back to "last call" from south by southwest for tonight's "spotlight" we're going to keep
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things local and shine a light on a musician who's helping bridge the gap between the blues era and modern music. this dude is the real deal. he can sing. he can play. and he's the subject of tonight's "spotlight." this is austin's own gary clark jr. ♪ >> on the music scene in austin, it's always poppin' and always something going. i didn't really appreciate it until i left. i definitely thought that it was a normal thing to walk into the grocery store and there be a band playing. but it doesn't happen like that everywhere i guess. my name is gary clark jr, from austin, texas. and i play guitar and sing songs. ♪ >> my music is blues, soul, and rock and roll, and we get psychedelic from time to time. ♪ bright lights big city going to my head bright lights big city
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going to my head ♪ ♪ bright lights big city going to my head i don't care nooo ♪ >> i've been to south by every single year for about 10 years. since i was 18 before i could actually get in the clubs. there's this excitement. there's energy from folks who want to hear music to folks who are playing it. it's pretty special but you know, the thing that kind of trips me out is i don't get my same parking spot or i have to have a wrist band to go into my normal, you know, hang outs. ♪ i can't perform nights knowing that i'll just get by ♪ >> i knew that i wanted to play music or be a part of music when i was five. my parents surprised me and my sisters and my cousins and we went to a michael jackson concert. from like the first note i was hooked with the energy and the way that people reacted. the sounds and the, i was like
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"yeah i want to do that." and then i went to kindergarten. ♪ >> i started playing guitar in '96. my folks finally broke down and got me an electric and a little 10 watt amp. it was kind of on. ♪ >> my big breakout performance i guess was eric clapton crossroads festival. ♪ ain't got no money no fancy car ♪ >> it was surreal. to be, like, just some dude from texas who likes to play guitar and they ask you to play something like that. it's like, "all right." i was a little bit nervous but didn't try to show it. that's why i wore the shades. ♪ >> i would describe the live shows as loud, raw, nasty, lowdown, soul, blues, rock and roll. that's about it. ♪ >> as far as the touring goes, we'll be hitting the road.
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it's pretty crazy that we get to play everything at the festival this summer. it's kind of a trip. ♪ ♪ that's all you get no more, that's all you get just me and this guitar babe, that's all you get ♪ >> it's been a wild ride. i mean, i don't really know how to explain it. i'm still trying to soak it up. i'm in that zone where it's happening but it's not real yet, you know. ♪ you're going to know my name, yeah ♪ >> carson: that was austin's own gary clark jr. for more check out garyclarkjr.com. hey next up, the tv debut of 24-year-old compton rapper kendrick lamar that goes down right after the break. ♪ a mosh pit had a microphone and i toughed it had a dream that i lust it ♪ ♪ oh i'm out of my mind so don't you mind how much the gust is ♪ ♪ pitty for your dirt everybody please hold up your wallets yeah man i'm the mailman ♪ ♪ don't post due
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now freeze up when i roast you they're star struck and roast you ♪ ♪ >> what's up? i'm kay flay here at south by southwest in austin, texas. just played a show. kind of hot. i put out an ep a couple weeks ago called "eyes shut" and you can grab it. sony's got a new music service called music unlimited. you can catch my ep and all the other artists at south by southwest. you can check it out. ♪ la la la la la la la la [ cheers and applause ] our cells plays a key roleealtf throughout our entire lives. ♪ one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. ♪ it has more of seven antioxidants to support cell health.
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>> carson: all right, that's gonna do it for tonight's "last call." big thanks to everybody here at maggie mae's, red7, and to sony's music unlimited service for helping us out. we'll be back again tomorrow night with much more from south by southwest as we wrap things up. we're gonna send you over to clive bar where "filter" magazine and esoteric allowed us to shoot some of their showcase. so tonight, we close it out with the tv debut of a young rapper with huge potential. he just signed to dr. dre's aftermath records, and he's getting ready for his debut release later this year. here is kendrick lamar. thanks for watching, we'll see you soon. [ cheers ] ♪ >> hey, what's up? put your three's up. come on! ♪ now everybody throw your hands up high
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if you don't -- throw your hands up high ♪ >> hey! hey! hey! check check! what's up, homie? what's up, homie? stop. ♪ now i don't give a -- if you -- sing it! >> black, white, asian -- hispanic damn it. your ethnicity! ♪ fire burning inside my eye this the music that saved my life y'all be callin' it hip hop i be callin' it ♪ ♪ hypnotize yeah, hypnotize trapped my body but freed my mind what the -- fighting for ♪ ♪ ain't nobody gonna win that war details be retail man, i got so much in store racism is still alive ♪ ♪ yellow tape and colored lines colored line colored line ♪ ♪ okay look at look at that line it's sold out first day getting off work ♪ ♪ and they wanna see kendrick everybody can't drive benz's and i been there so ♪ ♪ i make it my business giving my full attention 10-hut man, i gotta get my wind up ♪ ♪ man, i gotta get down with god cause i got my sins up oh matter of fact, don't
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mistake me for a -- ♪ ♪ rapper they sit backstage and hide behind the cameras i mosh pit had a microphone i tossed it ♪ ♪ had a dream then i lost it i'm out of my mind so don't you mind how much the cost is ♪ ♪ penny for your thought everybody, please hold up your wallets yeah man i'm the mailman ♪ ♪ going postal, never freeze up when i approach you that's star struck ♪ ♪ and roast you make like some disciple ♪ >> make some noise on this side. hey now sing it. ♪ now i don't give a -- >> you what? >> black, white, asian -- hispanic damn it. your ethnicity! >> how you doing tonight? make some noise for yourself. [ cheers ] >> now, anybody ever been to a kendrick lamar show? there's two rules to this -- you know the rule? okay, i got that. first rule, everybody one hand up.
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>> put 'em up put 'em up. >> second rule, everybody two hands up. >> put 'em up put 'em up. >> like this. i say -- ♪ fire burning inside my eye this the music that saved my life y'all be callin' it hip hop ♪ ♪ i be callin' it hold up fire burning inside my eye this the music that saved my life ♪ ♪ y'all be callin' it hip hop i be callin' it hold up fire burning inside my eye this the music that ♪ ♪ saved my life y'all be callin' it hip hop i be callin' it hold up fire burning inside my eye ♪ ♪ this the music that saved my life y'all be callin' it hip hop i be callin' it hold up ♪
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh, it's a happy winesday, wednesday, may 30th, everybody. hope you're doing really, really well. hodie is. >> you could hear it from over there. >> actually, i love it. love it, love it, love it. >> okay. on the front cover of "people" magazine exclusively revealed earlier on the "today" show is the new baby! jessica simpson and her new little baby. >> maxwell. they're going to call max or maxy. which is quite sweet. >> her hand tucked behind her ear. >> all the weight jessica lost is in that baby's cheeks. she has got the chipmunk cheeks. one cute little thing. >> there are reports out there
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that say that jessica simpson for selling her photos got $800,000 from "people" magazine. "people" is not confirming that. it's interesting when you think about the price of a photograph, isn't it? i think it's j. lo's twins. >> reportedly $6 million, right? >> and then angelina jolie. >> the record is $14 million for the twins when angelina and pitt had their babies. but they gave all their $14 million to charity. >> right. brad and angelina. >> we're not sure what j. lo did. we're not sure what jessica's going to do. >> she's going to make some money. weight watchers is doing a campaign with her so she can lose the baby weight. people love transitions. people saw jessica simpson, she gained the weight. she talked about it a lot, too. >> here's the thing you have to be really, really careful of when you do things like that. a lot of people are struggling right now just to put food on their table. to hear that -- you know how many people would love to get paid to do something they're desperate to do, lose weight? everything is more of a struggle
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for the average person when they watch the lives of celebrities. all the more reason that celebrities, when that happens to them, their good fortune should be shared. i'm not going to tell somebody when they make their regular living what they should give. just with things so hard, it would be a smart thing to do. >> i didn't realize -- i didn't know how she made money. her clothing line -- >> over $15 million a year. she's a sweet girl. i'm hoping she will set a really good example for people. >> speaking of people who are wealthy and wasting things, clint eastwood's -- >> according to some, hodie. >> how else would you call it? >> art. >> clint eastwood's daughter had a $100,000 birkin bag. she and her boyfriend decided it would be artistic if they lit the $100,000 red crocodile hermes birkin bag on fire. in the name of art. so they burned it. and chain sawed it.
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she put a quote under it that said destruction is a beautiful version of freedom. would you want this bag? are you sad to see me destroy it? well, people were mad. one twitter person wrote, burning a $100,000 purse is not art, it is self-indulgent, wasteful, lazy and showing off. >> another person wrote, could have used a cheap k-mart bag. instead waste money that could have fed hundreds spoiled and clueless. try working for real. this is what i'm saying. sometimes these things backfire. if she was trying to make a statement about the fact that materialism is -- is shallow and it's not going to bring you joy and bring you more joy in your life and fulfillment to destroy the things that are just -- they're status symbols, basically. >> here's the thing. she did -- let's pretend she bought the bag for $100,000. she put money into the economy. she can do what she wants with it. it's her business. however, if you're living paycheck to paycheck watching someone torch 100 grand, you're
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looking at it like how could you be so insensitive to us. if her real message is we can be free and this is nothing but material stuff, the point wasn't made. people got mad. i think she even got some death threats which is insane and ridiculous. >> worse than destroying a $100,000 bag. let's keep it in perspective. i just think we have to be extra careful during really, really hard times for people. a lot of people are not going to be happy for you. you know? they're going to be envious. >> it just seems so wasteful and silly. if you're carrying a bag, if you have that bag and you're destroying it in front of everybody. >> i haven't seen their new reality series. "eastwood and family" i think it's called. i do know dina. i had dinner with her a couple of times. she is so fun. clint's present wife and
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hopefully last wife. she's as real and down to earth and fun as you can be. francesca is not her child. this is clint's daughter from a different relationship. all righty. let's keep it in perspective. >> i wonder what people think. because a lot of people really say, look, it's your money, you can do with it as you wish. >> which is true. >> some people say, how could you? go on to your facebook page and let us know what you think about the torching of the bag. >> do you also think part of the money that jessica's making with the great joy of having this baby should be given to charity? all right. not that they have to. wouldn't it be nice? >> wouldn't it be nice. all right. here's a question. have you ever cried at work? have you ever gone in either to ask your boss for something or whatever and you break down. or have you ever felt so crummy at work that you're at your desk and you start sobbing and you're trying to run to the bathroom or whatever? the question is, is it okay to do that if it happens? the coo of facebook, sheryl sandberg, gave a speech at one
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of the harvard graduations and she said she attributed her success to crying at work. there you have it. >> i think she actually was trying to make the point that she -- honesty is such a great quality in a person. if you can feel comfortable enough with your honest feelings to express them, you're going to be more of a successful person. that, i get. there's lots of different kinds of crying. you can tear up over a sad -- we tear up around here a lot. you hear some of these news stories and you can't help it. but there's tearing up, and then there's bawling like a baby. it's also, what are you crying about? >> i think some people -- >> a hangnail? injustice in the world? >> some work in very stressful environments. you're exhausted. you're tired. >> what do you mean? >> someone says one more thing to you, you know what i'm saying? >> yes, sara. >> you just come unglued. i am one who would go to the restroom and let it -- set it free. >> i've seen it. it ain't pretty. >> stop it. >> hoda, you have a very long
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fuse. i do, too. but when it's over -- >> it's over. >> over. >> helen comes to play. >> evil twin. >> her evil twin helen comes out. >> a lot of people have cried in very public settings. men as well. we've seen john boehner -- >> please. >> that's just how people -- some people are not -- >> he didn't stop. president bush just teared up. >> andre agassi. bubba watson. are you a pretty crier or ugly crier. >> i am an ugly crier. >> me, too. the worst. i would cry more if i were a pretty crier. >> i used to do quite a bit of acting. twice on "touched by an angel." both times i had to -- i mean, sob. you want to see something ugly, google me on "touched by an angel." or this film i did called "spinning out of control" where i'm a drug addict sobbing on the top of the -- >> what happened? >> first of all, i can cry instantly if you want me to do
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it. >> do it right now. >> all right. let me see if we can do it. i can't do it with laughing. please, people. >> quiet. >> now i can't do it. because you got me laughing. but i -- see. i could have. i was on my way. there's a drop. anthony's trying to help me. i did it in the makeup room for everybody this morning. >> yes. >> i studied acting. they teach you how to do that. >> you think about something sad? >> yeah. i think about my daddy dying and it's right there. it's right there. that's the manipulation. some people use their crying as manipulation. >> i agree. >> you guys know what i mean. the girlfriend that -- right, jer? >> the girlfriend who boohoos because she wants something. all right. we have the story about a not very bright teenage girl in australia. she was at her grandmother's house. her grandmother apparently is
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one of the women, she has lots of money and keeps it in the house. under the mattress or i don't know what. >> why don't we just give out her address. >> the teen decided to take pictures of it and post-it on facebook. hey, look at my grandma's money. she took the picture, put it on facebook. robbers saw it. thought she was i guess at her own house. they went to her mother's home looking for the cash with knives and things. the mom said, i don't have any money. it's not here. >> go to grandma's house. >> they took a few personal things and headed out. >> we're laughing about it. that could have been a really, really ugly ending to that thing. >> no kidding. you have to be careful when you're on facebook and you're either posting where you are, where you're going, you know, how long you're going to be gone. because people look at those things and there you have it. >> it's all, again, about why do we have to advertise every private thing in our life? who cares if you're on your way to whole foods? who cares? didn't you at one point, hoda, because you were twittering? is that what it's called. tweeting on your twitter?
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i'm afraid of that word because of what might come out. it's a dangerous word. were you doing that thing? >> i was doing it. sometimes you can leave the locater on so people can know where you are. i tweeted something. they said, how's 86th street or something. i was thinking, how do they know i'm on 86th street. i realized the locater, you have to disconnect that. i tweet sometimes. it seems harmless. you're not thinking about it. i tweeted i was in nashville. of course i'm not in my apartment, i'm in nashville. >> maybe there should be an extra button. you do your tweet. don't you have it on e-mail? do you really want to send this? there should be something like that. it just gives you one split second to think it through. >> i got to show you this. you have never seen a bra like this. look at it! >> let's take a chain saw and burn it. >> it's a bodacious bra. let me tell you something. this bra is for a great cause. it's called festigals.
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a four-day weekend they have in new orleans. designed by this wonderful woman named janet salsiglia from east greenwich, rhode island. a jewelry designer. 100% of the proceeds are going to go to cancer research of greater new orleans. look at this thing. it's called the jewel of the nile. she made it for me. >> it's egyptian, hoda. is there a starting bid? >> go to festigals.org. also martina mcbride made a bra. i think james carville. >> i don't want a bra made by james carville. >> go to festigals.org. look at the jewels. >> it's heavy. >> jay should buy this for you. you should do a belly dance for him. >> you are insane. it looks good on you. >> i'll wear it for the rest of the show. >> no, you won't. sara, you got some hot dads to talk about. >> here are some of the finalists in the hot teacher category. justin david hackett from houston, texas.
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ron pinelli from new york. thomas russel jr. and dean shikadans from glen carbon, illinois. jeffrey lawrence barney from baldwin, michigan. >> who are you going to pick? >> go to ivillage.com/hotdads and vote for your hottie. >> we'll announce the winner june 12th. >> can't wait. all right, up next, how to get out of your bad mood when you get up on the wrong side of the bed. >> what do you mean? doesn't happen to me. plus, something that will cheer you up. funny man. one of my favorite people on the planet. martin short. why his new movie "madagascar 3" hits his --
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you've all had them. those days when the last thing you want to do is go out in the world and put on a happy face because you are just not in the mood.
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>> "cosmopolitan" magazine wants to help you get out of your funk. kate white is editor in chief. jennifer hartstein is a psychologist. >> you're beautiful with your big statement jewelry. we are women. hear us roar. >> there are mornings when any of us will get up out of bed and you're just not feeling it on any given day. >> yeah. after a three-day weekend, too. coming in yesterday, it's tough. maybe something's been festering. it finally rears its ugly head. >> maybe you're at the end of your fuse psychologically as well. >> there could be that. you went to bed with something on your mind. you woke up with something -- >> you drank too much. >> you don't feel good. the weather's bad. it's hot. it's rainy. there's so many different things that can impact our mood. we have to really figure out how to get on the other side of it. >> are some people just moodier? i have some friends you feel like no matter what happens they're reactive. >> it can be chemical, right, naturally? >> we were talking about that before. absolutely. there's definitely people who can be moodier just because of
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their makeup. because of the environments in which they were raised. there's so many different factors that impact how we deal with life. some people are just more reactive and more sensitive than other people. >> you can train yourself a little bit if you follow your steps? >> we'd like to think so. >> people are basically quite selfish as well. the only people's feelings that matter are their own. >> they can't push themselves out of their own way. >> right. they can't see past themselves. >> you're supposed to tolerate their bad mood. it's all about them. >> one of the things is just fake it. >> after we just told everybody to be honest. >> it doesn't work. >> the interesting thing is, when you create a smile on your face, whether you feel it or not, studies show that actually the muscles in your face send a happy signal to your brain and it really does elevate your mood. >> you can act up -- totally agree. if you can act opposite, so to speak, to your bad mood you can send this message that you can convince yourself that everything's okay.
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also you're convincing the people around you that everything's okay so they're going to react differently to you, too. that can improve your mood. >> almost like a self fulfilling prophesy. >> even if you're a generally cranky person you think that works? >> yes. and smile into a mirror, too. >> hoda's the happiest person on the planet. >> she wasn't referring to me. one of the other tips you have is walk away from your current surroundings. just get out of there. >> often what's creating the bad mood is something that's happening in the space. maybe it's a co-worker being annoying. you're at a party and someone says something rude. you sort of have to step back, get away from the scene of the crime. when you change the location, you're interacting then with a different locale. that's a nice distraction. >> i call it an adult time-out. you can often problem solve what you want to do next. >> exercise is one of those things. >> oh, people would be dead if i didn't get on the treadmill. and i'd be in prison or in a loony bin. >> releasing those endorphins which are mood elevating, and sometimes when you're really
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feeling annoyed, doing some kick boxing or something that's a little bit more aggressive is good. >> although you have to be mindful of that. because for certain people, doing something aggressive can actually make them more angry and more aggressive. you have to really know yourself. but exercise does boost that good mood part of you. it's only going to help you. it's going to make you feel good all over, not just in your mind. >> what about music? i find that an instant mood changer if you feel crummy. >> even if it's crummy music. >> you have to pick the right music. it's very easy to pick music that actually could keep you more sad or more angry. >> something up beat. >> there's one thing we're leaving out. people always avoid it. i think it's just a huge part of the component of being a happy person. that is prayer. prayer can change everything chemically. this is the day the lord has made. i will rejoice and be glad in it. it reminds me of the bigger scheme of things, you know? it works. >> or a type of meditation. whatever takes you away.
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>> anything that takes you away. >> exactly. all right, thank you, ladies. >> thank you, ladies. up next, those photos that'll leave you saying "what the what?" again? >> yes. right after this. throughout our entire lives. ♪ one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. ♪ it has more of seven antioxidants to support cell health. that's one a day men's 50+ healthy advantage. with smooth caramel and chocolate. ♪
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it is time to take a look at all those photos that make you say "what the what?" >> once again, sara has reached into the depths of her collection to come up with the best. thank you so much. >> i know you love this segment. >> we do. >> the first one comes from jackie ludden from washington, d.c. is this place right up your alley or what? after 9:00 a.m. you are free to have beer and wine. on the patio after 9:00. >> you know what? i like this. >> wow, wow, wow. >> our next photo sent it in lisa prodo from naples, florida. this is my kind of refreshments. that way. and the men are, too. make it a double, and we'll call it a night. >> make the men pay.
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>> karen waters from pawling, new york, submitted a photo of a man who appears to be playing the flute on the major deegan. we're hoping that he's parked. we're not sure if there's movement. it's called marching to the beat of your own drum. >> he just decided to spend the time. >> look at him. >> he was moved to provide music for his car. >> how did they get it from both sides? >> he was parked. >> someone was like, this is worth getting it from all sides. they didn't know him. they were on the major deegan. >> that's their story. >> you got a picture from the right and left. either two people have great timing. >> call us cynical. there's a story there. >> we also have a photo from katie rogers from lancaster, pennsylvania. look at that. they've got some vacancy. then view down the rooms that are available. >> that is creepy. >> we even have the honeymoon suite over here.
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>> you can go together. >> that was a little bit of a downer. finally, sherry dee from northeast pennsylvania submitted this photo. >> who would go in there? >> who doesn't go to the bathroom with their girlfriends? you just keep the conversation going. >> are you kidding? you do? >> normally i'm in a stall. but i'd leave the door open and do eye contact. >> sometimes if it's a onesie i'll go in with a friend. i don't care. who cares? >> you're not going to go to the bathroom with me after this segment? >> no. will you make the grade? we'll play "who knew?" that's always fun. after this.
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and we are back on this winesday, wednesday, with more of today. we're ready to play our weekly trivia game we call who knew?" it is cap and gown season. today we're going to test your knowledge of everything graduation. kathie lee, of course, is right across the street at the nbc experience store. she's ready to hand out $100 to those who get the answers right. to those who don't, they get her cd. how lucky are they? who better to help me out in the studio than robert franek, the author of princeton review's "the best 376 colleges."
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not 377. 376. you ready? >> i am. >> great crowd over here, hoda. they want to tell you something. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's a big crowd. oh, my gosh. >> what they're saying is happy winesday. but they didn't do it very well. sweet little high school graduate from -- where did you say? texas. okay, honey. here's the question. what was george clooney's college major? premed, broadcast journalism, drama or geography? >> drama. >> that's all right. you got your diploma. now you have a great cd. >> that was a good guess. his actual major, broadcast journalism. >> i heard it was your major as well. >> yes, it was. >> he went to two schools. didn't graduate from either one. northern kentucky university. princeton review favorite university of cincinnati. broadcast journalism following
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his dad who was a famous journalist. >> darling girl from philadelphia. also a graduate of college. good girl. which of the following college dropouts was only two weeks from getting his degree when he left the school. bill gates, mick jagger, brad pitt or jimmy fallon. >> i'm going to go with bill gates. >> it's a good day for me. >> it is a great day for you. the correct answer here is brad pitt. why? why two weeks before? >> just two weeks before graduating from university of missouri, called mizzou, he said he loved acting and wanted to move to where the movies were. he loved to los angeles, had a series of odd jobs. his biggest odd job was dressing up in a full-scale chicken outfit for a fried chicken joint on sunset boulevard in los angeles. >> you're kidding me. you can start anywhere. >> nice gentleman from alabama. which college majors are getting the highest paying job offers this year. computer science, business, engineering or health sciences. >> computer science.
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>> i'm on a roll! >> this is your best day ever. all right. the correct answer here, engineering. >> engineering. computer science is a close second. $56,000 for them. but $58,500 for engineering folks. there's a big message for young college graduates. 10% more college graduates will get hired out of school this year than they were just last year. starting salaries are also up. $42,000 is the mean salary for college graduates this year. >> don't hear a lot about that. good to know. >> nice lady from alabama. which of the following actresses is fluent in five languages and has a degree in psychology from harvard? jennifer garner, natalie portman, jodie foster or halle barry. >> natalie portman. >> you broke my streak. >> she got it. >> wow. five languages? >> five languages. german, french, japanese, arabic and hebrew. she's such a great scholar. 2003 graduated harvard. she's famous for saying i'd rather be smart than be a movie star. >> i think we have time for another one. >> gentleman from arizona. in a famous commencement speech
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at knox college in illinois who of the following gave the graduates this year advice? get your own tv, it pays well. the hours are good and you are famous. was it jon stewart, anderson cooper, stephen colbert or matt lauer. >> stephen colbert. >> yes! >> yes, indeed. he's a funny commencement speaker. >> this is one of the most downloaded commencement speeches on the internet. 2006 at knox college. his brand of humor and great advice for kids. >> where you from, honey? >> missouri. >> who of the following graduated from emerson college with a degree in speech therapy? howard stern, jay leno, jerry seinfeld or david letterman? >> i'm going to say "c." >> no. but you'll love this cd. >> exactly. the correct answer here, jay leno. >> jay leno graduated in 1973 from emerson college. he says he went to school in massachusetts. his guidance counselor said you shouldn't go to college at all.
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he started his first comedy club in 1973 while he was in college. >> thanks for coming to see us, robert. coming up next, funny man martin short shows off his animal attraction. oh, my god! we're going to talk to him right after this. another cup of coffee? how long is this one going to last? forty-five minutes? an hour? well... listen. 5-hour energy lasts a whole lot of hours. take one in the afternoon, and you'll feel alert and energized 'til the cows come home. it's packed with b-vitamins and nutrients to make it last. so what's it going to be, partner? 5-hour energy. wise choice. 5-hour energy. hours and hours of energy.
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